North Carolina Museum of History
The perfect stop downtown for the history buff amongst you. Honestly, there are normally some pretty cool traveling exhibits at this museum on a regular basis.
“North Carolina’s most visited museum and the largest institution of its kind in the southeast, including a living collection and butterfly garden.”
“The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh serves the people of North Carolina and all visitors as a top destination for compelling encounters with art, inside and out. A stunning permanent collection, and high-profile traveling exhibitions come through here. The sculpture garden is vast and modern. If you are lucky enough to be here in summer, their summer music series is contemporary, bustling, and the setting is gorgeous. Bring a picnic. If you plan to imbibe, buy your alcohol there, they don’t let you haul it in. ”
“The Red Hat Amphitheater is an amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is adjacent to the Raleigh Convention Center. The Raleigh Amphitheater books acts through an agreement with Live Nation, and is owned and operated by the City of Raleigh. The Amphitheater’s season currently runs from April through October. (Google)”
Point of Interest
“NHL hockey? In the South? Yes, that’s right, Raleigh has its own team and has since 1997 (they used to be the Harford Whalers). They even won the Stanley Cup in 2006. Can you tell I’m just pulling facts from their website? I’ve never been to a game, but my family has, and the fellas around this house are fans of the ‘Canes. ”